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Geography

Year 11 GCSE Resources CLICK HERE

Curriculum overview

Geography is the study of man and his environment. It is the inter-relationship between societies and the environment we live and how it all changes over a period of time.

Geography has become more relevant and the knowledge we gain equips us with valuable skills that are attractive for future employers.

Geography will equip pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources, natural and human environment, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. As pupils progress, their growing knowledge about the world will help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environment.

The geographical knowledge, understanding and skills that pupils will learn will help them to explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.

Aims

The national curriculum for Geography aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • develop contextual knowledge of the location of globally significant places – both terrestrial and marine – including their defining physical and human characteristics and how these provide a geographical context for understanding the actions of processes
  • understand the processes that give rise to key physical and human geographical features of the world, how these are interdependent and how they bring about spatial variation and change over time
  • are competent in the geographical skills needed to:
  • collect, analyse and communicate with a range of data gathered through experiences of fieldwork that deepen their understanding of geographical processes
  • interpret a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs and Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
  • communicate geographical information in a variety of ways, including through maps, numerical and quantitative skills and writing at length.
  • through maps, numerical and quantitative skills and writing at length.

KS3:

Year 7 – Topics Taught

  Autumn Term 1 Autumn Term 2 Spring Term 1
Unit title
  1. Introducing Geography (It’s your planet), Maps Skills
  1. Restless Earth
  1. Earthquakes and Volcanoes
Assessment Extended assessment task with mark scheme based on kerbooble Exam-style questions with mark scheme for end of unit test. Two earthquakes or volcanoes compared. Marksheme based on grade description.
  Spring Term 2 Summer Term 1 Summer Term 2
Unit title   5. Antarctica/ Tourism-good or bad? 6. EU Countries
Assessment

 

 

Core Skills

Exploring England Project .Mark scheme is base on level description.


Identifying
Map Reading
Describing
Explaining
Analysing
Research and presentación based on communication skills and level description.

Identifying
Map Reading
Describing
Explaining
Analysing
End of year exams and end of unit assessment. Marksheme based of level boundaries.

Identifying
Map Reading
Describing
Explaining
Analysing

 

Year 8 – Topics Taught

  Autumn Term 1 Autumn Term 2 Spring Term 1
Unit title
  1. Ecosystem
Rivers and Floods Africa/ Tourism-good or bad?
Assessment End of unit exam style questions. Flooding in Bangladesh. Marked with level description. Project and exam style question with markscheme based on kerboodle.
  Spring Term 2 Summer Term 1 Summer Term 2
Unit title Continue Africa/ Tourism-good or bad? EU Countries Asia (India)/ Tourism-good or bad?
Assessment

 

 

Core Skills

Level marked assessment on the growth of international travel and tourism.

Identifying
Map Reading
Describing
Explaining
Analysing
End of year exams. Marked with level boundary.


Identifying
Map Reading
Describing
Explaining
Analysing
Newspaper report writing (Future of India). Mark scheme is based on Level description.

Identifying
Map Reading
Describing
Explaining
Analysing

Year 9 – Topics Taught

  Autumn Term 1 Autumn Term 2 Spring Term 1
Unit title
  1. Population
Development Children around the World
Assessment End of unit test on people and resources. Level-marked assessment on measuring the differences between MEDC`S AND LEDC`S. Test with mark scheme.
  Spring Term 2 Summer Term 1 Summer Term 2
Unit title In the Horn of Africa Introduction to Controlled Assessment. Crime in Geography
Assessment

 

 


Core Skills

Extended assessment task with mark scheme.



Identifying
Map Reading
Describing
Explaining
Analysing
Report writing and mark scheme base on GCSE level description and converted to levels. Also End of year exams.

Identifying
Map Reading
Describing
Explaining
Analysing
Project on Heroine Trail. Mark Scheme with grade boundaries.



Identifying
Map Reading
Describing
Explaining
Analysing

KS4:

Unit Topic Assessment

1

Dynamic
Planet

Tectonic Hazards, Climate Change, Battle for the Biosphere, Water World, Coastal change, Oceans on the Edge 1 hour examination-structured answers based on resources and own knowledge

25%

2

People and
the Planet

Population Dynamics, Consuming Resources, Living Spaces, Making a living and World of Work, Changing Cities. 1 hour examination-structured answers based on resources and own knowledge

25%

3

Making
Geographical
Decisions

Skills based decision making activities on modern topic. 1 hour examination with pre-release material

25%

4

Researching
Geography

Write up of a fieldwork task based on one of following: Coasts, rivers, urban or rural environments Controlled assessment completed in school

25%

 

Year 10

1 Restless Earth Earth's interior.

Plate boundaries.

Geophysical hazards.

Case studies.
2 Climate and Change Past climate change.

Causes/ effects and solutions to climate change.

Case studies.
3 Battle for the biosphere Geographical location of global biomes.

Goods and services provided by the biosphere.

Threats to the biosphere.

Solutions to sustainable management of the biosphere.
4 Water world Issues surrounding water scarcity.
5 Coastal Environment Coastal processes and landforms. Conflicts and management strategies.
6 Oceans on the edge How and why are some ecosystems threatened with destruction.

Sustainable management needed locally and globally.

Year 11

1 Population dynamics Key features of global demographics.

Causes and effects of increasing and decreasing population.

Solutions to managing population.
2 Consuming resources Contrasting resources.

Geographical theories.

Causes/ effects and solutions towards resource consumption.
3 Globalisation Causes/ effects off globalisation.

Geographical theories.

Case studies.

Employment change.

Sustainable change.
Development dilemmas

 

Geographical theories.

Case studies.

Sustainable solutions to development within contrasting locations.
5 The changing economy of the UK Causes and effects of changing employment within contrasting locations.

Future of employment.
6 The challenges an urban world. Challenges of an urban area within contrasting locations.

 

Year 11 GCSE Resources

The course is the Edexcel Geography B.

 
Unit 1: Dynamic Planet
(Section A - compulsory; Section B - pupils have  completed Coastal Change study; Section C - pupils have completed Oceans on the Edge)
Unit 2: People and the Planet
(Section A - compulsory; Section B - pupils have completed The Changing Economy; Section C - pupils have completed The Challenges of an Urban World)
Unit 3: Making Geographical Decisions
Unit 4: Investigating Geography (Controlled Assessment - no exam)
 
Units 1 & 2 require pupils to know the content.
Unit 3 is source based and pupils are expected to extract and analyse the content.
 
 

Past Papers

 Unit 1: Dynamic Planet
  Tier Question Paper Mark Scheme
2016 F CLICK HERE CLICK HERE
2016 H CLICK HERE CLICK HERE
2015 F CLICK HERE CLICK HERE
2015 H CLICK HERE CLICK HERE
2014 F CLICK HERE CLICK HERE
2014 H CLICK HERE CLICK HERE
2013 F CLICK HERE CLICK HERE
2013 H CLICK HERE CLICK HERE
2012 F CLICK HERE CLICK HERE
2012 H CLICK HERE CLICK HERE
   
 Unit 2: People and the Planet
  Tier Question Paper Mark Scheme
2016 F CLICK HERE CLICK HERE
2016 H CLICK HERE CLICK HERE
2015 F CLICK HERE CLICK HERE
2015 H CLICK HERE CLICK HERE
2014 F CLICK HERE CLICK HERE
2014 H CLICK HERE CLICK HERE
2013 F CLICK HERE CLICK HERE
2013 H CLICK HERE CLICK HERE
2012 F CLICK HERE CLICK HERE
2012 H CLICK HERE CLICK HERE
       
 Unit 3: Making Geographical Decisions
  Tier Question Paper Mark Scheme
2016 F CLICK HERE CLICK HERE
2016 H CLICK HERE CLICK HERE
2015 F CLICK HERE CLICK HERE
2015 H CLICK HERE CLICK HERE
2014 F CLICK HERE CLICK HERE
2014 H CLICK HERE CLICK HERE
2013 F CLICK HERE CLICK HERE
2013 H CLICK HERE CLICK HERE
2012 F CLICK HERE CLICK HERE
2012 H CLICK HERE CLICK HERE
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unit 3 Making Geographical Decisions Revision materials CLICK HERE

Useful Websites

GCSE Geography Home Page

A revision site for the Edexcel Geography B Course.

 

GCSEGeography Pic CLICK HERE

GCSE Geography Key Words

Interactive key words revision tools.

GCSEGeographyKeyWords Pic  CLICK HERE

Acland Burghley School Geography Page

Various resources for the GCSE Geography Course.

GeogABWebsite Pic  CLICK HERE

 

 

How to support your child’s learning at home

  • Make sure that you monitor your child`s exercise books.
  • Pupils must make sure that they write their homework in the planner
  • Keywords in Geography are very important. Help them learn the spellings.
  • Always ask your child about the topic they are doing in class.
  • Create time to watch Geography programmes with your child to increase their geographical knowledge.
  • Also watch the news with your child and try to discuss current issues.
  • Pupils are encouraged to complete extra research to stimulate their interest which will help them to make progress.

Useful websites

The websites listed below are useful to all pupils studying geography.

www.geography.org.uk/

www.gatm.org.uk

www.bbc.co.uk/weather/ 

Useful for information when studying weather and climate.

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/geography/

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/education/teens

www.mapzone.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/

http://www.worldatlas.com/aatlas/world.htm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/

 

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